Kristina Hansen, ARNP
I believe that as a Nurse Practitioner I have a responsibility to encourage and empower patients to be an active part in their healthcare. I strive to be a patient and trustworthy resource for my patients. As a nurse practitioner, I can order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests in addition to prescribing medications, and treating illnesses. I look at the whole person and do my best to treat patients as I would treat my own family member. I believe that everyone has a story worth listening to, and it is my job to try and understand your values as a patient and how you see yourself getting well. My hope is that I can provide you with the education and resources that you may want or need to get you where you want to be in life.
Born and raised in Pierce County, community has been part of my DNA from the beginning. I remember telling my parents when I was very young that I wanted to become a nurse and that dream has never changed. Growing up, I have fond memories of my family visiting the elderly at local nursing homes. I have always loved to chat so we had a connection immediately! During my teens, I served on several mission trips around the world where we built schools for small communities. After long days of construction, I found myself spending evenings talking to a doctor on our team asking questions and listening to what she shared with me. I was hooked. Soon after, I had the opportunity to spend a week in a hospital shadowing surgeries. The more exposed I became to healthcare, the more I knew this is what I was meant to do.
Shortly before graduating high school, I enlisted in the Air Force Reserves as an emergency medical technician (EMT) and continue to serve. I then earned my Bachelor of Nursing degree from Pacific Lutheran University and Master of Nursing degree from Gonzaga University. While in college, I worked full time as a nurse in critical care. While my time as a nurse in the hospital was rewarding, I desired a career in primary care where I could provide preventative care and build relationships with families.
Becoming a mother has truly helped me to relate to parents who come in concerned and worried. I understand – your child is your world. Today’s families are juggling so much which can make it hard to make their health a priority. Let’s brainstorm together solutions that work for your family.
See what her patients had to say:
- “She did a great job in helping me. I like her and would recommend her to anyone else.” – Rachelle
- “It was our first time seeing Kristina and she was great! She listened to our concerns and ALL our questions (we had a lot). She gave us the answers we needed and, if she didn’t have an answer, she found an answer. We will go back to see her again.” – Jason
Contact Information611 31st Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98373
Main Clinic Hours
Main Clinic Regular Hours of Operation:
Monday – Tuesday7:00am – 7:30pm
Wednesday – Thursday7:00am – 5:30pm
Friday7:00am – 5:00pm
Our Main Clinic is closed during these holidays:
New Year's Day
Day After Thanksgiving